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Training Course for Storm Water Pollution Plan Implementation

On March 26, the Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District (NCSWCD) will host a training course for individuals responsible for the implementation of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP). Brian Scoralick, a Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC) with the Dutchess County Soil & Water Conservation District, will present the course.

“Under the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (NYSDEC) Storm Water Permit GP-0-08-001, all developers, contractors and sub-contractors must identify at least one person responsible for implementation of the SWPPPs and have at least one trained individual on site on a daily basis when soil disturbance activities are being performed,” Councilman Anthony Macagnone said. “Also developers must have a qualified inspector conduct regular site inspections in accordance with GP-0-08-001. Inspectors and trained individuals must have four hours of training in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control endorsed by the NYSDEC, NCSWCD or CPESC, Inc.”

This course, which will be held at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, starting at 9 a.m., will focus on providing training in the principles and practices of erosion and sediment control needed to comply with the contractor’s responsibilities under the NYS DEC Construction Activity Permit No. GP-0-08-001. Training is not required for CPESC, LA and P.E. certified persons. The training is good for three years.

Registration forms, trainee identification card forms and fees are due by Tuesday, March 20. The fee is $100. Training materials are included as part of the registration fee. For more information, and to obtain a registration form and trainee identification card form, contact Brian Zimmerman at (516) 364-5860 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Include “March 4 Four-Hour ESC Training” in the subject line of the email. A trainee registration form can be downloaded from the Town’s Web site, Just click on Applications, Permits and Licenses (downloadable) and scroll down to the end of the list under miscellaneous for the application form and an informational flyer.